Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
SDM PD 912
Residents rotate through the various clinical sites on a three- to six-month basis. During the first year of the program,residents are closely supervised while developing skills in diagnosis, radiographic technique, treatment planning, preventive and restorative dentistry, space management, trauma management and nonpharmacologic behavior management. As the various clinical skills develop, residents progress to managing children with more complex special health care needs,which often requires interaction and coordination with other medical departments within the hospitals and with outside clinics and practitioners. Significant experience is gained in pharmacologic behavior management techniques for children including nitrous oxide analgesia and oral sedation with combination agents. Residents provide care to patients under general anesthesia at both Franciscan Hospital for Children and Boston Medical Center. Experience is also gained in the provision of dental care for patients undergoing anesthesiologist-provided intra-venous sedation. SDM PD 911/912. 1st-4th sem.